Meet the Team at Will-Son Distributing
Will-Son Distributing Company of Ohio, Kentucky, and Illinois, Inc. is the exclusive distributor of BG Products For the state of Ohio, Kentucky and the Chicagoland area. The company was founded in 1973.
Bill & Lena Lewis
Bill and Lena become BG Distributors in 1973. They own Will-Son Distributing Co., and BG Products of Illinois.
I have been around BG Products since I was little. I worked in the office and helped in the warehouse as well as doing the accounts payable for our trucking company. When it came time for college, I wanted to try something different. I obtained a Bachelor's of Arts from Thomas More College where I was able to work as a Certified Athletic Trainer for St. Elizabeth Sports Medicine as well as associates in Business and Biology.
General Manager BG of Illinois
I graduated from Thomas More College with a degree in Business Administration in 1999. I have been working with BG Products ever since. I started as a Sales Rep. for the Kentucky and West Virginia areas until I became the Manager of Chicago in 2002. In my spare time I enjoy golfing and spending time on the boat.
As a Graduate from Morehead University, I pursued a career in Sales. I have been with BG Products/Will-Son Distributing Co. for 18 years. I started as a Sales Representative in 1998. I became Sales Manager of Kentucky in 2008 and General Manager for Ohio, Kentuckyin 2012. I have been married for 8 years. My wife and I enjoy traveling and spending time with our family.We have 4 children, 3 daughters and a son.
My name is Scott Bays. I have lived in Maineville, Ohio area for the last 15 years with my wife and two daughters. I have been working in the Automotive Field for the last 15yrs. I have experience as an advisor, assistant service manager and a manager in the Automotive Service Industry. I have used BG products for 12yrs and have witnessed the products results. I am very happy to be a member of the team.
My name is Devin Benedict and I am married and have two daughters. I have been working in the Automotive Field for the last 22 year and I will be managing the Dayton, Ohio route. Some of my hobbies include shooting sports and spending time with my family. I am happy to be part of the BG family.
Hi I'm Phillip bonk. I have been a BG professional for 5 years now, before that I received my Engineering Degree from Perdue University. I have loved cars my whole life from the day my mother gave me a puzzle game with cars in it. I worked my way up in the automotive industry from a car washer/Tire Installer/Certified Technician/Service Writer/Service Manager. I plan to put those years of BG knowledge and auto experiences to work for you.
Hi I’m Steve Bonk. I have been a BG professional for 23 years now, before that I received my Bachelors of Science from Northern Illinois University. My hobbies include fixing and road racing vintage cars with my son and brothers. That love of cars and racing has translated into making me a better BG professional for my customers. Like the old saying goes “Racing improves the breed.
A Chicago native, Jeff began his career majoring in automotive services and business administration in college. He was a GM certified technician for over 6 years before landing a position as assistant service manager / service dispatcher at Ford. Jeff then moved on to secure a position in the wholesale petroleum industry with a major fortune 500 company as territory sales manager for 12 years.
Manager - Kentucky
Scott Carter has been with BG Products since June 2010. A graduate of the University of Kentucky, Scott has spent the last eight years with Hilton Hotels, the final two as the General Manager of the award winning brand Homewood Suites. When Scott is not working, you can almost always find him on one of the many golf courses in and around Lexington, Kentucky where he currently resides.
Josh Compton grew up in a close net, large sports family in Cincinnati, Ohio. Growing up in a family who dominated local athletics, ranging from his grandfather who was a professional boxer, his father who was awarded All Ohio in three sports to cousins who played college football, Josh developed his competitive nature at a very early age. As a child, Josh was in the Little League World Series, followed by AABC World Series, twice, as a teen.
Hi, My name is Chad Cromer. I was born and raised in Reading, Ohio. I still reside in Reading with my wife and three children. I graduated from Reading High school in 1993. I then attended Capital University to study Criminal Justice and play baseball. After college, I attended Scarlet Oaks Police Academy. I was a Auxiliary Police Officer for six months for Arlington Heights Police Department. I then took a position with Hamilton County.
I have been employed with BG Products for 6 years. I ran Akron Canton area for 1 year and been running Cincinnati for 5 years. Grew up in Reading Ohio. I graduated from the University of Cincinnati with a bachelors degree in Communication. I've been married for 5 years and have a daughter named Kayla. I've always loved the hustle of sales. The pressure and getting to meet new people on a daily basis is something I enjoy.
My name is Garth Deselms and I am 33 years old. I was born in Toledo, OH and now live in Crystal Lake, IL. I am currently single. I attended the College of Dupage. My hobbies include: Boating, Drag racing a 1968 Camaro SS, Snowmobiling, Motorcycles, Fishing and Camping.
Manager - Northern Ohio
Bob comes to us with many years in the automotive industry. His experience includes time as the District Manager for a Ford Authorized Remanufacturer, Field Sales Manager for Alldata automotive repair information and Branch Manager for a diesel parts remanufacturer and distributor. Bob also owned an automotive repair shop for a period. Bob and his wife Kelly have 3 children and live in the western Cleveland suburbs.
I have been in the automotive industry for almost 35 years most of which have been in the parts business. I have also been a service writer, sold cars,and have done F&I at dealerships.Being on the road selling is what I enjoy most. I am very excited to be on board with B.G. I am originally from the Akron area, which happens to be my territory. I am looking forward to being your business partner.
Hi my name is Adam Grimes. I have been happily married for 17 years and have 2 sons and a daughter. I have enjoyed living in Alliance Ohio my entire life and have been a member of the Elks for the last 17 years. My sales experience has included 8 years as a manufacturerâ€™s representative calling on big box stores in a 3 state area as well as time in the automotive, chemical and semi-trailer arenas.
I have been a sales representative of BG Products since 2006 in Medina Ohio and surrounding counties. After hauling wide loads for 17 years I felt the need for a career change. I know my products, I believe in my product and customer service is my forte. Native of Pittsburgh PA., married to Thres, father of Carrie and Blake and Grandpa to James. Hobbies are carpentry, working on our property and cheering on the Steelers.
Dan has worked as our delivery specialist and in the warehouse for Will-Son Distributing since 2004.
After graduating from the University of Kentucky, Jaye joined the Air Force and spent his time flying B-52 Bombers. Having a passion for stage acting, Jaye then turned his sights to the professional stage. Since moving back to his home state, he continues his passion for theater as a hobby. Jaye has represented us in Western KY since June of 2015.
My name is Travis Johnson. I am excited to begin my BG career bringing 8 years of sales and service experience. I also have almost 10 years of production, operations and management experience. I am a graduate of U of L and live in Louisville withy my wife Kelly, son Drew and daughter Reese. I enjoy spending time with my family, friends golfing, fishing and coaching.
I live with my wife and two teenage daughters, Kayla and Erin. After spending 8 years in the U.S. Air Force as an Aircraft Mechanic I went into the automotive industry. I worked as a Service Advisor and Service Manager in several new car dealerships. It was in the dealership that I learned the benefits of using BG products. After leaving the dealerships I have spent almost 10 years as a BG salesperson sharing my experience.
Inventory Specialist and Administrative Assistant
Carrie has worked for Will-Son Distributing Co as an inventory specialist and administrative assistant for 3 years.
I am excited to join the Will-son/BG team here in the Toledo area. My background includes many years in the automotive repair market. I have managed service centers as well as supplied for tires and parts to service centers. I am a graduate of the University of Wyoming. Go Cowboys! My wife, Joi, and I have been married for almost 30 years and we have 2 wonderful sons. My interests include football, golf, yard work, grilling and old Westerns.
Payroll Specialist & Administrative Assistant
Sheila has worked for Will-Son Distributing for 10 years.
Hello, I’m from Paris Kentucky and a graduate of Midway College. I’ve spent the last 8 years working for online companies and an account manager for a local pizza distributor. My wife and I have twin girls and we spend most of our time cleaning up after them. I’m also a sports instructor for the YMCA of Lexington Kentucky and enjoy playing golf.
Hello, my name is Genny Mayers. I graduated from Colorado State University with a business degree. After graduation I accepted a job as an advisor in the commercial service department at a Ford dealer. This is where I learned of the benefits of BG Products! Since then I have worked as a service manager for other manufacturers, such as, Toyota and Jaguar. When I am not singing the praises of BG Products, I enjoy spending time with my family, horseback riding, and just enjoying the good life!
I've been with BG (Will-Son Distributing ) for over 25 years I have seen BG emerge as the best in the business. I was a Capt. in the Army Served in Vietnam and in Italy. Resigned my commission in 1970 and went into the chemical Industry as a Manufacturing Mgr. Of all the jobs I've had the one with BG has been eye opening because of all the different people you come in contact with. I guess this has been the best and will be my last. I never thought I could do one job for 25 +++ ? years. PS.
Accounts Receivable & Administrative Assistant
Lynda has worked for Will-Son Distributing in accounts receivable and as an administrative assistant for 16 years.
Tom has been the warehouse for Will-Son Distributing since 1989.
Hi, my name is Brandon Pfeifer. I was born and raised in Columbus and currently reside in Dublin, Ohio with my wonderful girlfriend Brooke and our Golden Retriever, Oliver. I started my career in the automotive industry in high school where I attended a vocational school for automotive. After graduation, I moved on to Columbus State Community College where I received an Associates of Automotive Sciences.
Hi my name is Chad Renfroe. I graduated from Symmes Valley HS in 1991 , following high school I was drafted by the Boston Red Sox and spent 5 1/2 years in their organization as a pitcher . After baseball I went to work at Don Hall Chevrolet in the parts department and that's when I became aware of BG Products. After selling and using the product for several years I was very fortunate to be offered a job in 2002 . I have two boys Chayden(11) and Devin(8).
My name is Kent Scholl. I was brougth up on a farm in Northwest Illinois. After high school, I attended and graduated from Denver Auto & Diesel College with a degree. I mostly worked and learned in automotive dealerships for 11 years. I was a technician to a Service Manager. I was a GM Master Tech. I received awards as a tech, service advisor, and a warranty administrator. I became an independent BG Rep in April 1993.
Paul has worked for BG Products of Illinois for 3 years.
Sales Manager/ Business Development
Michael grew up in the northwest Kansas area. He attended college at Laramie Wyoming Technical Institute and studied Automotive Technology and Business Management. From there he landed in the Chicago land area with a Technician position for American Suzuki Motor Corporation. After seven years as a technician and master certified he moved to management.
Hello. My name is Joe Thomas. I have been in the auto industry for more than 40 years. Most of that time was spent in the Youngstown, Ohio area. I was a district manager for Worldwide Auto Parts, a small local chain of 30 locations. And then later, general sales manager for Big B Auto. A local auto parts distribution center. I live with my wife, Tina, of 37 years in New Middletown, Ohio. I have one son, Patrick, who lives in Phoenix, Az.
BG of Illinois Office & Warehouse Manager
Mary has worked for BG Products of Illinois for 10 years as the office and warehouse manager.
My name is Kyle White. I've grown up in Braidwood,IL since I was a child. I attended Chicago State University on a Golf Scholarship and Graduated in 2013. I got married in June of 2015, and got a puppy soon after. When I'm not at home, you can find me on the golf course or at a friends house having a good time. I have been in the auto industry since Graduation and look forward to many more years of success and happiness.